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Collectionsdogs (1), Science (3), Foreign Fiction (3), crime fiction (6), post-modernists (2), horror (3), fantasy/sci-fi (9), Jungian psychology (3), Fantasy - children (6), Art (4), fiction - general (18), History (7), Historical fiction (22), humor (2), Literary criticism (15), Literary fiction (103), non-fiction (15), non-fiction - autoiography & memoir (29), Non-fiction - biography (4), Non-fiction - essays (18), Poetry (2), Religion/Spirituality (16), mystery (3), Mythology & fairy tale (8), scifi (4), Short stories (23), Your library (63), Favorites (6), All collections (282)

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About meLauren's most recent work is THE EMPTY ROOM, and named one of the best books of the year by the National Post, The Winnipeg Free Press and She is also the author of OUR DAILY BREAD, longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, and named one of the best books of the year by The Globe & Mail and the Boston Globe. Her first novel, THE STUBBORN SEASON, was a national bestseller and named as one of the Top 15 Bestselling First Novels by and Books in Canada. It was also chosen by Robert Adams for his prestigious 2003-2004 book review series. Her second novel, THE RADIANT CITY, was a finalist for the Rogers Writers Trust Fiction Award. She has also published two collections of short stories, AN UNREHEARSED DESIRE (longlisted for the Relit Award) and RAT MEDICINE & OTHER UNLIKELY CURATIVES.

Lauren B. Davis was born in Montreal and lived in France for ten years from 1994-2004. She now lives in Princeton, New Jersey with her husband, Ron, and her dog, Bailey, known as the Rescuepoo.

A well-respected creative writing teacher who has taught in Geneva, Paris and Ireland, as well as in the USA and Canada, she is also a past Mentor with the Humber College Creative Writing by Correspondence Program, and past Writer-in-Residence at Trinity Church, Princeton. She now leads “Sharpening the Quill” writers’ workshops in Princeton, and teaches occasionally at various correctional facilities.

About my libraryI'm a magpie. I read all sorts of things, but the to-read pile only seems to get bigger and bigger!


Favorite authorsMorley Callaghan, John Crowley, Michael Dirda, Graham Greene, Mark Helprin, Alistair MacLeod, Per Petterson, Chet Raymo, Marilynne Robinson, Michael Winter (Shared favorites)


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